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Philadelphia Drug Crime Defense Attorney

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Drug Offense Lawyer in Philadelphia Fights to Defend Clients in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Throughout Pennsylvania

Drug offenses are taken seriously in Pennsylvania. Charges related to drug offenses carry potentially serious consequences as well as heavy penalties. This includes the potential of serving time behind bars. Even after completing your sentence, you will still be faced with the long-term impact of the criminal record. This will leave you struggling to improve the circumstances of your life. It is therefore vital that you do everything you can to avoid a conviction. An experienced Philadelphia drug crime defense attorney from our law firm can help.

The legal team at van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim has vast experience in handling drug offense cases. We know how complex the laws involved can be. We are committed to providing those accused of drug offenses with the best legal services. We will fight to get your charges dismissed or reduced. We will work to prove your innocence and protect your rights and freedom.

Contact us now to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable drug offense lawyer in Philadelphia, PA. We will review your case and explain your rights and the options available to you. We’ll provide you with the guidance and support you need during this difficult time.

Types of Drug Crimes that an Experienced Philadelphia Drug Crime Defense Attorney from van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim can Help With

The team at van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim is experienced in representing clients in various types of drug cases. We have successfully represented clients in cases involving:

  • Possession of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia including crack pipes, rolling papers, bongs, and syringes
  • Manufacturing of drugs
  • Distribution of drugs
  • Trafficking of drugs

Penalties for Drug Crimes

Penalties for drug offenses vary depending on the type of drugs involved, the volume of drugs as well as the specific offense you are facing. If you have been charged with a drug offense, you will face penalties such as:

Prison time

Many drug charges in Pennsylvania carry a mandatory prison sentence. Minor offenses such as being in possession of a small volume of marijuana can result in up to 2 years in prison. Severe drug crimes can result in lifetime imprisonment.


A conviction for a drug offense can also result in a fine. Fines can range from $10,000 to as much as $250,000.


Even after completion of your prison sentence, you may be faced with ongoing probation. This could mean significant limitations to your daily activities, where you can go, and who you can associate with.

Work with an experienced Philadelphia drug crime defense attorney from our law firm and let our skilled and experienced legal team fight to protect your rights and freedom. We will work to secure the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim to Consult with an Experienced Philadelphia Drug Crime Defense Attorney

In Pennsylvania, the stakes are high when it comes to drug offenses, with the law imposing stringent penalties that can impact your life significantly. Understanding your charges and the legal pathways available to you is the first step in mounting a robust defense. We invite you to watch our Drug Crime Video FAQs, where we distill complex legal information into clear, actionable insights. At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, our seasoned drug offense lawyers in Philadelphia, PA, bring a wealth of experience in defending the accused. We stand firm in our commitment to safeguard your freedom, minimize potential penalties, and navigate the intricacies of your case with the singular goal of achieving the most favorable outcome. Reach out to us today to partner with a Philadelphia drug crime defense attorney who is as invested in your case as you are.

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Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insights and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

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Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of SuccessWe have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too BigOur firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized RepresentationWe understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client.
  • Uncompromising PassionOur competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic ApproachNot only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the CommunityOur team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.

Talk to Our Experienced Team

Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.

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